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Opinion | The first time sucks

Opinion | The first time sucks

By Nina Santucci, For The Pitt News

February 13, 2020

Our society has created and maintained a societal stigma that losing your virginity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be valued and exalted. While it certainly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is unreasonable to place so much pressure on a single sexual occurrence.

Opinion | Sorry, your penis isn’t God

Opinion | Sorry, your penis isn’t God

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

Nope. I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but you likely suck at sex and/or your girlfriend’s lying to you to be nice and because, well, that’s what we’re taught to do — put a man’s pleasure before our own.

Satire | Sleeping around — what different majors are like in bed

Satire | Sleeping around — what different majors are like in bed

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

February 13, 2020

Before you hop into bed with anybody new, consult this list to see if they’re even worth your time.

VIDEO: Chancellor Gallagher’s Response to Sexual Misconduct on Campus

January 29, 2020

The University voluntarily participated in a survey on sexual assault and misconduct on college campuses, and the results showed that the efforts to eradicate it from our campus have not proven successful. Chancellor Gallagher has formed a council of faculty and staff to combat, and ultimately eliminate,...

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

By Pitt News Editorial Board

May 14, 2019

Though Milano likely has good intentions, a sex strike isn’t an empowering or effective way for women to protest abortion laws.

Opinion | Tumblr’s porn ban hurts sex workers

Opinion | Tumblr’s porn ban hurts sex workers

By Cammy Morsberger, Staff Columnist

February 27, 2019

By banning NSFW content, Tumblr will inevitably hurt sex workers, adult models and their businesses in the process.

College students say “screw you” to sex

College students say “screw you” to sex

By Erica Guthrie, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Young adults are choosing to swipe left on physical intimacy more than ever before.

Don’t exploit sex and sexuality for the sake of learning

Don’t exploit sex and sexuality for the sake of learning

By Anne Marie Yurik | Columnist

April 18, 2018

When I came to Pitt as a first-year student last fall, I was excited to take a class called Sexuality and Representation. I had never been able to take anything like it in high school, and it seemed like a great opportunity to analyze gender and sexuality through different books, short essays and speeche...

Students learn about sexual health, safety

Students learn about sexual health, safety

By Sophia Mastroianni | For The Pitt News

February 16, 2018

“Birth Control Methods” is not a category a contestant would typically encounter on “Jeopardy!” But about 20 students were presented with it and other categories revolving around sexual health Thursday night in the Cathedral of Learning. These students were participating in a Q&A session about sex...

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

Seeking out safe sex in the LGBTQ+ community

By Shahum Ajmal and Abigail Tesfay | Pitt News Staff

February 14, 2018

The average human being can only be so comfortable with openly discussing how to insert an internal condom, which is why organizations like the Rainbow Alliance come prepared with a prosthetic vagina. “You have to overcome that hurdle of talking about it at all in order to talk about safe sex prac...

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